Rachel Allender, MSS, LCSW


Educational Background

  • MSS, Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research, 2002
  • MFA, Photography, Maryland Institute, College of Art,1993
  • BA, Communication, Temple University, 1986

Professional Experience

  • Psychotherapist, Private Practice, 2002-present
  • Integrated Life Advocate & Facilitator, ThirdPath Institute, 1999-present

About Me

Rachel is highly skilled at helping clients with relationships, chronic illness, life transitions, and work/life balance. She works with couples to support communication, empathy as well as engaged and lively differing. She facilities work-life balance workshops for the ThirdPath Institute that focus on balancing work and parenting, as well as money and time. After she completed her Gestalt training with GTIP in 1999 she started working with individuals and couples in private practice. She has training in Contextual Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and continues to explore creative ways to support healing and meaning-making with clients. She is committed, in her practice and personal life, to exploring social location, affirming queer identities, challenging ableism, dismantling white supremacist culture, and working for social justice.

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